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starting here with george bush 41 slamming bill clinton in 199 and then george w. bush's famous 2004 wind surfing ad against john kerry. >> presidential candidate on the left stood for military action in the persian gulf while the candidate on the right agreed with those who opposed it. one of these candidates is bill clinton. unfortunately, so is the other. in which direction would john kerry lead? kerry voted for the iraq war. opposed it. supported it. and now opposes it again. john kerry. whichever way the wind blows. chris: funny thing is the guy who made that wind surfing ad that's bush's advisor mark mckinnon worked also for john mccain in 2008. and here's the recycled hand he work for mccain against primary opponent mitt romney. >> mitt romney seems to change positions like the wind. he tells florida he supports the bush tax cuts. but as massachusetts governor romney refused to take a position on the bush tax cuts. where does mitt romney? whichever way the wind blows. chris: and when we come back we've got a perfect storm coming ashore. that could affect things. and we have the big
virginia was added early this morning. president clinton filled in in ohio. >> he got up this morning and called me and said i got to go back right now, this storm is getting out of hand. i said, mr. president, that is the right call. >> reporter: governor mitt romney scheduled a storm relief rally in ohio today. he and paul ryan are urging supporters to donate. >> swing by, give a hand -- >> make sure we do our very best to help those being impacted by the storm. >> anything he says injects pure politics into it. so you want to be careful if you're the romney need to keep an eye on it, obviously. but don't necessarily try to get in front of the story in any way. >> reporter: one week before the election, polls are tied, but campaigning at a standstill. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families. >> reporter: families also affected by jobs, but the labor department is telling us this morning that the jobs report, the last one before the election due out on friday, will likely come out on time. they've had people crunchi
in washington, clinton filled in for a rally in ohio. >> he said this storm is out of hand. i have to handle it. i said, mr. president, that is the right call. >> reporter: governor mitt romney is at a rally in ohio today. he is urging supporters to donate. >> swing by. give a hand. >> make sure we do our best to help those impacted by the storm. >> anything he says injects politics into it. and so you want to be careful if you're the romney team to keep an eye on it, obviously. but don't necessarily try to get in front of the story. >> reporter: one week before the election, polls are tied, but campaigning at a standstill. >> i'm not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on the families. >> reporter: tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> the stock markets are closed for the second straight day. scott mcgrew says officials at the two largest exchanges are working hard to make sure the shutdown does not extend to a third consecutive day. >> good morning. if the markets were closed tomorrow, that would be a problem. tomorrow is the last day of the
continues to enlist former president bill clinton to help. the two will be campaigning together in florida on monday. the one thing looming over the closing argument, the october jobs report. it comes out the friday before voters head to the polls. lester? >> peter, a candidate can't be in many places at one time. what's the plan now for romney with ten days? where will his focus be? >> reporter: it's a good question. mitt romney will focus on an optimistic jobs oriented theme for the last ten days. they're trying to make a clear contrast between the two candidates. referring to his own candidacy as one of big change and the president is one of status quo. that word "big" we heard 24 times from romney today. we are likely to hear it again several times tonight. lester? >> all right. peter and kristen on the campaign trail for us tonight. thank you. we want to let you know, from now through election day you can watch every presidential campaign event streaming live online at nbc news.com. >>> other news tonight. authorities in michigan launched a manhunt to catch a possible serial shooter.
to be a three-state, one-day blitz with president clinton. the white house decided to cancel it, got back on air force one, got back to washington and got briefings, if you will, from his fema director in the situation room. and then briefed the situation with the warning about getting away from the shoreline. but before he left the briefing room, he was asked about the election, here is what he said. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and the impact on first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. the election will take care of itself. >> reporter: while the president did cancel all of his campaign events today, mitt romney did have a couple, although he cancelled some tonight. and while in ohio, he tried to walk the line between asking for compassion, but still playing a little campaign politics. here is what he said. >> i know the people of the atlantic coast are counting on ohio and the rest of our states. but i also think the people of the entire nation are counting on ohio. beca
and mika are hosts of "morning joe." >> one thing we do know, bill clinton is going to be very nervous about having to fill all that space by himself today without barack obama. he's going to do great in orlando, obviously. but mitt romney had momentum. you look at ohio, ohio poll that came out, had him dead locked. minnesota poll, three. gets the endorsement from "des moines register." in that state that's a big deal. this is mitt romney's best weekend and it stops. the momentum stops. you don't know how it freezes the race but you certainly know that it's a new dynamic into the race and it changes everything with a week to go. >> the question is how. a lot of people have different theories which candidate it benefits. ate moment for the president to be commander-in-chief, to be presidential, but there are pitfalls with that. >> it sure is. there are pitfalls because something could go wrong and people could maybe perhaps, the president isn't doing enough. but if this storm is as big as it portends to be, expect command centers up and down the coast and the not be very visible at all
president clinton. instead, he and aides called an audible and headed back to washington to focus on the storm. at the midday briefing, mr. obama insisted the campaign was not on his mind. >> i'm worried about the impact on families, and i'm worried about the impact on our first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. the election will take care of itself next week. >> meanwhile, for much of monday mitt romney tried to walk a fine line, balancing campaigning in ohio and iowa with compassion for storm victims. in ohio he appealed for americans to put politics aside. >> we can mace these kind of challenges before, and as we have, it's interesting to see how americans come together, and this looks like another time when we need to come together all across the country even here in ohio. >> reporter: still, romney did not entirely abandon politics. >> the people of the entire nation are counting on ohio because my guess is -- my guess is that if ohio votes me in as president, i'll be the next president of the united states. >> reporter: both candi
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